Computers Memory

Reviews Of the Kingston Memory Cards And Upgrades

Published at 02/23/2012 15:30:10


You should know that the RAM memory is the one where all the data gets processed before it reaches to the CPU. RAM is the buffer memory located between storage devices and the processing ones. Because all operations are done through the RAM, its capacity and speed affect directly the computer. Not enough RAM can seriously affect overall system performance. But a large amount of it does not necessarily mean better performance.


The new Kingston memory cards HyperX DDR3 Limited Edition with low latency (CAS 7)KHX1600C7D3X1K2/4G will be the target of this review. For dedicated gamers and for those who want faster systems, HyperX memory DDR3 PC3-10700 Limited Edition is coming to demonstrate its value that is not only given by the low latency but also by its high frequencies.
The Kingston memory cards are delivered in a factory sealed box. In its interior there are two Kingston memory cards that were protected against electrostatic discharges by two sealed bags.
As shown in CPU-Z report, we are dealing with memory modules that have standard timing sites and voltages of 685 MHz 9-9-9-25@1.5V frequency. However Kingston included an XMP profile -1600 where memories are connected to 1.65V that operate at 800 MHz with aggressive timings of 7-8-7-7-20 s.
As appearance and equipment, Kingston memory cards follow their tradition of the HyperX series, a gratifying fact because they maintained a low height of their memories fact which helps compatibility with most cooling solutions for processors used mostly by gamers and by over-clocking enthusiasts.
Intel's P55 platform brought some notable changes comparing to the older X58. Triple Channel DDR3 memories are turned into dual-channel ones. Now it is possible to use cheaper kits, and their frequency are also increased significantly. Memory manufacturers have turned their attention immediately to the newer platform. They launched new models on the market that are significantly faster and they also work under a low voltage of only 1.65 V. This also applies in the case of Kingston memory cards. It has become almost a rule that their main frequency is not the maximum possible. The speeds of 2133 MHz and 2333 MHz, the maximum possible have only been achieved by over-clocking them.


These speeds are fairly easy to reach if you have a stable platform of new generation. It seems that the manufacturer kept the standard design for almost all its modules of high-end and mainstream segment so that the memories are able to run at higher speeds than the ones used in the specification data. Radiators are the same as the new series uses, they are named Tall Fins HyperX T1.
Radiators provide cooling for the chips that are generally used by the system. For more intense use, we recommend a fan connected to them because this way they tend to be more reliable. This kit has a total capacity of 4 GB, enough for almost any system of new generation. In conclusion the price is far above specifications, the kit is recommended for both extreme performance and normal frequencies.

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